What We Do
Organisations will live and die by their peoples’ ability to sell, manage and lead, under pressure. Our licensed material delivers structure, skillset and mindset in each of these three key areas.
- SALES needs to grow year on year. Establishing a collaborative sales model and a collective understanding of the psychology of influence will significantly enhance these prospects.
- MANAGEMENT skills can be refined through planning, execution and review. Developing these abilities in your people and a framework to support them will ensure the organisation runs smoothly.
- LEADERSHIP must occur with clarity and conviction. Developing people who can recognise these skills in themselves and bring others with them requires an approach focused on experiential skill development.
Kaizen is an exclusively licensed European partner of Gazing Performance Systems. These performance methodologies are based on real life performance issues and have been used by international blue chip companies and small businesses alike. They have helped companies such as Apple, Xerox, SKY, UPS, Knoll, ARM, Permanent tsb, AIB as well as The New Zealand All Blacks, who our behavioural model for performance under pressure was originally developed for.
Bede had a very successful career as an educator before joining the Gazing team in 1999. He now manages many of the international projects and works directly with senior leadership to ensure that the systems implemented are truly embedded for lasting impact. He is also currently working with several international sports competitors to ensure they have the highest level of mental preparation.
Andy draws on over 20 year’s experience of sales, management and board level responsibility in the business to business (b2b) environment. A graduate of the internationally renowned IBM sales school, and with business development experience at IBM and Compaq, he brings a wealth of practical experience of the corporate sector.
Ian had a very successful 12-year career in global account management with Compaq, operating in leadership positions across Europe and North America. Since 1999, Ian has been responsible for implementing the Gazing outbound training structures for global companies in over 30 countries.
David’s industry experience was grounded in PWC’s Performance Improvement Consultancy, after which he worked for three major oil companies in a variety of sales management and marketing roles. Since 2006, David has been a delivery expert for Gazing Performance Systems in dozens of counties world wide.
Training without coaching is meaningless. People within organisations need to develop their coaching skills. Our coaching team has unparalleled qualifications and experience in coaching as a discipline.
Michael blends financial services experience with coaching techniques to assist organisations at graduate, executive and middle management level. Michael challenges professionals to identify their own solutions for improved performance and progression within an organisation. Central to this approach is identifying individuals’ strengths/skills and then using these as the foundation on which to build. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree, an MBS in Economics and a Masters in Applied Psychology/Coaching. Michael is also accredited in strengths based psychometric profiling and lectures in Coaching at UCC.
Roger is a vastly experienced and fully accredited coach (AC)/mentor (EMCC). He brings decades of knowledge to his coaching approach coupled with extensive group facilitation skills. He spent eight years developing the mentoring syllabus with the National Induction Programme for Teachers, now known as ‘Droichead’ and was also on the steering committee of the Teaching Council of Ireland for three years. Roger played on and coached the Irish National Basketball Team. He has also coached in England, France, Holland and in the United States. He has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management from NUI Maynooth and several Advanced Sports Coaching awards. His warm and empathetic approach has proven extremely popular in each of the Kaizen organisational performance improvement programmes he contributes to.
Donal Lenihan is a former rugby international who has gone on to reach the highest levels of management within both finance and sport. Donal has a unique insight into the importance of culture within groups through his experiences as manager of The British and Irish Lions Rugby Team. Donal’s group workshop delivery helps teams to identify what their culture actually is and encourages them to start working collaboratively by taking ownership of their own culture moving forward.
Supporting a happier, healthier workforce requires a coherent well being programme. However, recent evidence suggests that random workshops and poorly thought out wellbeing initiatives can in fact be counter productive.
Objective measurement/screening and sequenced workshops by industry experts are the key components which must be considered for meaningful and impactful employee wellbeing.
Dr Brendan Egan
Dr Brendan Egan
Dr. Brendan Egan is the driving force behind the wellbeing initiatives within the Kaizen Programmes and delivers the nutrition/lifestyle modules directly himself. He is a Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism at DCU and works as a performance nutritionist with the Dublin senior hurling team. Brendan received his BSc Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in 2003, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University in 2004, and PhD from Dublin City University in 2008. On the sporting front, Brendan continues to compete in sport at an elite level as a current inter-county Gaelic footballer having played for Sligo since 2003, winning a Connacht Championship in 2007, and an All-Ireland Club Championship with St. Vincents, Dublin in 2014.
Hugh O’Donovan is one of Ireland’s foremost mindfulness practitioners. A former Commandant in the Irish Defence Forces, Hugh’s academic qualifications in psychology provide the grounding for much of his subsequent accomplishments. Hugh’s masters is in Occupational Psychology and this prepared him for much of the subsequent mindfulness and stress reduction work that he has completed with work forces in Ireland and the UK. Hugh’s book, “Mindful Walking: Walk your way to physical and emotional wellbeing”, has become a popular choice amongst many mindfulness practitioners and is recommended extensively in the organisational development industry. Hugh’s co-founding of the Masters programme in Coaching Psychology in UCC and this course’s enduring success is testament to his ability and reputation in the field of psychology. Hugh is also the honorary Vice President of the Society for Coaching Psychology.
Rob Williams is a strength and conditioning coach with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. He specialises in helping individuals to develop decent human movement function. Ron firstly works with people to undo the daily routines of sitting, standing, slouching, driving and typing that are destroying the bodies of the average office worker. Rob’s experience is that increased activity levels on top of dysfunctional movement patterns can be the precursor to physical and financial pain in the form of costly back, neck and lower limb injuries! While Rob has coached at Olympic and world championship level, he specializes in common sense, easy to do training plans for all office workers that will integrate into their daily routine. Ideal for the individual who wants to improve their overall fitness, health and physical mobility levels. Undeniable for the company with bodies that are breaking down.
To perform at their best, business people need to place sleep high on their daily ‘To Do’ list. In his interactive SLEEP MASTERCLASS workshop, Canice Kennedy will bring about a greater understanding of the importance of good sleep with colleagues along with some simple suggestions as to how they can achieve better sleep. Every colleague will have occasional periods of intense activity and periods in which sleep is compromised, but navigating those occasions along with best practice on normal sleeping routine will make a significant difference to the energy and wellbeing levels during the working day. Canice holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology. He currently lectures in Psychology at UCC.